Ten Years Gained

This title is a nod to my favorite Zeppelin song, “Ten Years Gone.”

I have already written posts with that title, but yesterday, my sister posted something on Facebook that stopped me in my tracks. And believe it or not, I’m not constantly stopped in my tracks. It just takes rainbow sprinkles, moose, and WORDS:

Then as it was, then again it will be
And though the course may change sometimes
Rivers always reach the sea…….
Ten years gained ❤️

Happy ten years to my sister and big brother.
You have always been my inspiration in life and love…. ten years ago today we all witnessed one of the most magical amazing weddings in all of our lives. On that mountain we all gained from your marriage, and we continue to daily.

Thank you for being you, and happy ten years….

This is me linking up, as one of my favorite things to do, with Finish The Sentence Friday. This week's topic is Photo Share Friday. And there's still time to write yours. Come link up with your spin: What's your photo? What's its story?

Maybe you read my blog post yesterday, and you know that I took most of the day off to celebrate 10 years of marriage. My head and heart simply cannot wrap themselves around that fact. All that has been, and all that ever will be. My photo for Photo Share Friday was taken yesterday morning by our waitress at Silver Spoon. We look tired and in love. That’s exactly what we were/are. Cassidy is going alone to Belize shortly. I could have gone but I had too much going on. So that gives us a year – with a deadline – to celebrate our 10th anniversary with something epic. It’s time for me to leave North America for the first time. It’s time to find a way to wrap our heads and hearts around this marriage. Ours has worked, and is working.

We took the day off and did simple and enjoyable and “us” things. He worked with the chickens. I read a book. We went out to breakfast and got a sitter for an amazing dinner. I wrote some, and he packed for his trip some. We shopped for groceries and he baked cookies that we delivered to Scarlet and Des’ preschool. We talked about another one in preschool, one day.

Or not. There was chocolate and resting and a whole lot of love. To 10 more years, and then some, and then some..

This is me linking up, as one of my favorite things to do, with Finish The Sentence Friday. This week’s topic is Photo Share Friday. And there’s still time to write yours. Come link up with your spin: HERE. What’s your photo? What’s its story?

What are you celebrating these days?


Ten Years Gained — 16 Comments

  1. Aw, you two seriously are just too cute together. Glad you got a bit of time yesterday and hope you get a bit more before Cassidy leaves for Belize. Happy 10th once again and many more, too!! <3

  2. Happy Anniversary!! Don’t remember what we did for our 10 year anniversary – our girls were two preschoolers and a toddler then, so we were probably too tired to do anything!! 😂 We will be celebrating 20 years this December and I cannot wrap my head around that at all – but, maybe we should start planning something epic. Belize sounds nice . . . . 😜

  3. Awww! Happy happy anniversary to you two. You are adorable and definitely look in love. I’m glad you were able to take the day off and do “you” things (also I love Silver Diner!).

  4. Oh my goodness, you two know how to make MAGIC. I just love that about you guys! Happy TEN YEARS!! That is a big milestone! I love that you two took the day off to just BE together… And of course, I can’t waaaaaaait to see what you guys plan to do and where you will be taking your next adventure. I am thrilled that you both found each other and one day… ONE DAY… (oh my gosh I can’t even) I will read your epic story!

  5. Happy Anniversary.
    A deliberate non-event can be the best kind to commemorate a special occasion.
    Well done.
    (Zeppelin is one of those (very few) bands that have so many songs that are favorites of people who can’t always remember the titles but can hear every note in their heads. Not counting Stairway, of course.)

  6. Happy Anniversary! What a great photo of you two. I loved your recap of the “simple us things” and the possibility of another one in preschool someday.

  7. Tamara, what your sister posted on Facebook is so beautifully original and so very appropriate. I’m glad that the both of you were able to spend your special day your own way, You truly do look happy together. May you be blessed with many more years of happiness to look forward to and many more annuv celebrate

  8. Please forgive my typo Tamara. I hope you and Cassidy will be blessed with many more anniversaries to celebrate.

  9. Wow 10 years!! Congrats to you and Cassidy! I love reading this post. It reminds me that just the other day I thought about when my husband and I will reach 10 years of marriage. And we thought of getting married again and having an actual wedding celebration because we never really had that during our civil wedding. Ha! Anyway, so much feels in this post. Thanks for the inspiration always. 🙂

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